Around The Globe – Jan 2019
CAMBRIDGE SCIENTISTS BUILD VR MODEL OF TUMOUR
Scientists at Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute have developed a VR model of a patient’s tumor, thus finding a novel way to understand the “geography of a tumor.” The technology is believed to help doctors examine tumors in a new way and open doors to new forms of treatment. The model was created by taking wafer-thin slices of tissue from the tumor, which were then analyzed for their genetic information. The tumor is then recreated virtually using this information. The model helps doctors to literally ‘enter’ a tumor and understand how a tumor spreads.
APP DEVELOPED BY PENN STATE PROFESSOR FOR CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS
now I know, an app developed by Professor Anne Teitelman of Pennsylvania State University, intends to spread awareness and prevention of cervical cancer among young women. It urges women to complete the six-month vaccine for HPV (human papillomavirus). The main contents of the app include a vaccine tracker, which offers a calendar countdown and regular reminders. Having over three decades of clinical experience, the idea behind the creation of the app was to make clinical help available at a much larger scale.
YASMINE PAHLAVI CHAMPIONS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AFTER DIAGNOSIS
Yasmine Pahlavi, the wife of exiled Iranian crown prince Reza Pahlavi, has taken up the cause of spreading awareness regarding breast cancer and women’s health issues in Iran. The fifty-year-old mother of three was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She went public with her diagnosis via Instagram, despite public discussion of cancer is quite uncommon in the country. Being a highly conservative country, women in Iran are not seen speaking about their bodies or health issues in the public sphere.
BREAST CANCER CONFERENCE UNDERTAKEN BY FUJIFILM INDIA
Fujifilm conducted Amulet – TAB (Together against Breast Cancer), a two-day conference intended to spread awareness about early detection and treatment for breast cancer. The event welcomed a number of delegates from all over India, including doctors from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Kolkata, and Shimla. The conference also discussed the scope of imaging technology and further development of cancer detection methods like mammograms, especially using Fujifilm’s technology.
CANCER AWARENESS FOR THE ELDERLY IN CHENNAI
In partnership with the Chennai Age Care Centre, the HelpAge India foundation held a cancer awareness workshop title “Cancer Awareness for Senior Citizens” on December 19th. The session was conducted by Dr. M. Janarthinakani, who talked extensively on the prevention and treatment of cancer among the elderly. The seminar was followed by an interactive session in which the audience was able to clarify their queries and concerns.
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